RCC Honors Outstanding Faculty and Staff Member, Employee Years of Service at Spring Convocation

ASHEBORO (January 10, 2018)

Randolph Community College honored Tami Goins as its 2018 Excellence in Teaching award winner and Wanda Beck as the 2018 Staff Person of the Year during its Spring Convocation held Jan. 5 in the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center auditorium on the Asheboro Campus.

Tami Goins
Wanda Beck

Randolph Community College recently honored Radiography instructor Tami Goins as its 2018 Excellence in Teaching award recipient.

Wanda Beck, director of workforce development, was honored as 2018 Staff Person of the Year.

The Excellence in Teaching winner, Tami Goins, joined RCC full time in August 2008 as the clinical coordinator for the Radiography program. Goins had been an adjunct instructor for the program since 1998. Goins also worked as a radiologic technologist at Lexington Memorial Hospital for over 10 years.
Goins earned an Associate of Science in Radiography Sciences from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in 1992. She continued her education at Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences, graduating Cum Laude in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Radiographic Sciences. She is certified in Radiography and Computed Tomography.
At RCC, Goins keeps student success at the core of everything she does in the classroom and clinical setting. She is well respected by RCC’s clinical affiliates and adjunct instructors — and RCC students. Goins is always very approachable. She makes students feel comfortable so they can open up and share what questions or concerns they have. “(Tami Goins) is always there for me when I have questions or need guidance,” said one student in a recent evaluation.
Goins works hard to ensure that all students have an opportunity to be successful. She is very proactive when working with students who are struggling with a concept or the class material. She will sit down with the student and develop an action plan to help them be successful. “I enjoyed being able get hands on with the equipment and having time to practice each week with all the different projections,” said one student on an evaluation. “Tami does a great job answering questions and explaining things thoroughly.”
Goins is an active member of the American Society of Radiologic Technology (ASRT) and the North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists (NCSRT) and stays up-to-date with the latest technological advancements with digital imaging, bringing this knowledge back to the classroom to share with students. She served as committee chair for the nominating committee of NCSRT for several years.
The Staff Person of the Year, Wanda Beck, joined Randolph Community College in July 2015. Wanda started out as director of two of RCC’s off-site centers in Archdale and Randleman, managing the overall operation and security, and overseeing the budget and five employees. She represented the College as a member of the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce, serving on subcommittees such as the Economic Development Committee and the Education Committee. She also served on the advisory board for the Trinity High School Hospitality and Tourism Academy. Beck also became a member of the Archdale-Trinity Rotary Club and, in 2016, she was awarded the Rising Star Award from that group.
In December 2016, Beck assumed the role of director of workforce development at RCC’s main campus in Asheboro, where her duties include managing the development, marketing, delivery, and administration of customized and open enrollment classes and community events.
Since taking over this position, Beck planned and executed the College’s first-ever Armadillo Adventures Summer Camp for 8-14 year olds this past summer. Thanks to her efforts, the College hosted 181 campers across 7 weeks and 25 classes. This was the first time that many of these students and their parents ever stepped foot on RCC’s campus.
Beck first came to Randolph Community College as a student, earning an Associate in Applied Science in Computer Systems Technology in August 1993 and graduating with honors (4.0 GPA). She earned a B.S. in Business Administration/Economics from Greensboro College in 2005, graduating summa cum laude.
Just prior to joining RCC, Beck worked as an administrative specialist in workforce development and as an adjunct instructor for Wytheville Community College in Wytheville, Virginia, for 4.5 years. During this time, she pursued her master’s degree and graduated from Radford University in December 2013 with a Master of Business Administration. While at Radford, she was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, an international honor society recognizing business excellence. She graduated with a 3.95 GPA.
Employee service records were also recognized during the spring convocation. The following employees were honored:
20 Years: Malinda A. Jennings, LRC computer lab assistant.
15 Years: J. David Allred, maintenance staff/HVAC technician.
10 Years: Lynn Brady, records specialist; Regina Brewer, director of public safety programs; P. Wade Johnson, maintenance staff/groundskeeper; Mary Ann Smith, admissions specialist; and Perry Wallace, facilities project manager.
5 Years: Beth A. Arnold, system administrator; Angela R. Bare, administrative assistant for health services; Robin L. Coble, department head, Cosmetology; Rebekah B. Kingston, student services counselor; and W. Allen Thompson, facilities technician and trainer


20 Years:
Malinda Jennings was honored for 20 years of service.

15 Years:
J. David Allred was honored for 15 years of service.

10 Years:
Honored for 10 years of service at RCC were (from left) Perry Wallace, Ann Smith, Lynn Brady, P. Wade Johnson, and Regina Brewer (not pictured).


5 Years:
RCC employees honored for 5 years of service at RCC were (from left) Beth A. Arnold, W. Allen Thompson, Angela R. Bare, and (not pictured) Robin L. Coble and Rebekah B. Kingston.